CARACAS, Monday January 28, 2013 | Update

Unrest in relocation of prisoners in Venezuela

Inmates were relocated among 19 prisons

Inmates’ relatives check lists posted by the authorities at Uribana penitentiary (Photo: Leo Ramírez/ AFP)
Monday January 28, 2013  01:14 PM
Forty eight hours after the deadly events in Venezuelan jail Uribana, northwest Venezuela, relatives of inmates ignore the prisoners' whereabouts and desperately await information from the authorities as some 2003 male inmates were relocated among 19 penitentiaries on Sunday.

Lists providing information about the prisoners' location have been posted by the authorities at Uribana penitentiary. 

In the meantime, 61 bodies were delivered to their relatives on Saturday-Sunday. By Sunday mid-afternoon the death toll amounted to 64 whereas 123 people were reported injured.

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
This is all there is

A simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.

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